In 1983, Julie Conner had just completed her dietetic internship at Westchester County Medical Center when she was offered a position as a dietitian at a large nursing home (Daughters of Jacob Geriatric Center in the Bronx, NY). After six months of working there, she decided that she wanted to open a private practice where she could see her own patients for nutrition counseling. Back then, dietitians either worked in hospitals or nursing homes, and dietitians did not see patients in private practice outside of a hospital nutrition clinic. Julie pitched the idea to another dietitian at the nursing home. She liked the idea so together, they opened Nutrition Counseling Services of Westchester. Their first offices were in Fishkill, NY and Mamaroneck, NY.

Soon after, the other dietitian decided that she did not want a career in dietetics anymore, so she decided to go back to school. Julie was left running the business on her own and renamed it Conner Counseling Services. At the time, Julie was living in Carmel, NY with her husband, Will. Over the next few years, Julie had three children and went back to school for her M.P.H. degree at the New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. She received her degree while running both offices simultaneously. A few years later, she opened two more offices in Pomona and Suffern, NY in Rockland County.  Read More